Saturday, January 12, 2013

GAMEDAY 41 - at Victoriaville

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Victoriaville Tigres
Tonight at 5:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Colisee Desjardins – Victoriaville, Que.
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Coming off one of their worst loses of the season, the Saint John Sea Dogs look to get back on track today in Victoriaville.

The Sea Dogs got blasted by the Oceanic in Rimouski last night, losing 9-1 and firing just 16 shots on net. Brett Malone scored Saint John’s only goal in what was a dominating performance by the Oceanic.

But today is a new day against a new opponent. The Dogs take on Tigres at Colisee Desjardins at 5pm in what feels like their first meeting in forever.

Last night’s loss dropped Saint John to 18-22-0-0 on the season. They are fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They are 9-10-0-0 on the road.

With Jonathan Huberdeau away, Jakub Izacky is Saint John’s leading scorer. He has 15 points.

The Tigres enter play today with a 17-19-2-5 record. They sit fifth in the Telus East Division and 13th overall in the league with 41 points. They are five points ahead of the Sea Dogs in the overall standings but have played three more games.

Like the Sea Dogs, the Tigres are rebuilding and opted to trade away some veterans. Captain Phillip Danault was traded to Moncton and Troy Vance was exchanged to PEI.

Philippe Maillet leads the Tigres in scoring with 50 points in 40 games.

This is the second game of a three-in-three road trip for Saint John. Their trip ends tomorrow with a 5pm contest in Sherbrooke.

VictoriavilleSaint John
Record17-19-2-5 (5th East)18-22-0-0 (5th Maritimes)
Home Record13-7-0-29-12-0-0
Road Record4-12-2-39-10-0-0
Goals For/Game3.30 (11th)2.80 (15th)
Goals Against/Game3.44 (10th)3.79 (15th)
Shots For/Game 29.60 (9th)27.36 (14th)
Shots Against/Game32.44 (13th)34.30 (17th)
Overall PP26.2% (5th)21.1% (11th)
Home PP34.9% (1st)21.9% (11th)
Road PP16.1% (14th)20.2% (7th)
Overall PK81.3% (6th)78.5% (9th)
Home PK84.6% (5th)81.2% (9th)
Road PK78.5% (6th)75.3% (12th)

Philippe Maillet40163450
Angelo Miceli43202747
Philippe Halley42222446

Saint John
Jonathan Huberdeau30162945
Jakub Izacky3511415
Oliver Cooper396814

Brandon Whitney15-15-1-43.260.899
Steven Veilleux0-0-0-06.000.857

Saint John
Sebastien Auger18-17-0-03.090.909
Alex Fournier0-5-0-07.070.809

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 9-1 loss in Rimouski last night. Brett Malone scored Saint John’s only goal. Sebastien Auger allowed six goals on 27 shots and was pulled after two periods. Alex Fournier allowed three goals on 15 shots in the third.

The Tigres are coming off a 7-1 win over the Val-d’Or Foreurs last night. Angelo Miceli had two goals while singles came from Philippe Maillet, Philippe Halley, Carl-Antoine Delisle, Michael Rheaume, and Tommy Veilleux. Brandon Whitney made 38 saves in net for the win.

This is the first meeting of the season between the Sea Dogs and Tigres.

Saint John was 1-1-0-0 against Victoriaville last season while the Tigres were 1-1-0-0 against the Sea Dogs.

The last time these two met was on October 9, 2011 when the Sea Dogs defeated the Tigres 6-2. Ryan Tesink had two goals while Saint John solo markers came from Zack Phillips, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nathan Beaulieu, and Charles-Olivier Roussel. Victoriaville goals came from Stefan Fournier and Pier-Luc Pelletier. Mathieu Corbeil made 25 saves in the win while David Honzik made 27 in the loss.

  • The Tigres made the wise decision and traded Phillip Danault and Troy Vance earlier this week.
  • Angelo Miceli is sixth in the league in power play goals with 11.
  • The Sea Dogs and Tigres meet again on March 1 at Harbour Station.

Rouyn-Noranda at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
P.E.I. at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Gatineau at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Val-d'Or at Quebec - 7:00 PM EST

The Sea Dogs wrap up their road trip tomorrow at 5pm in Sherbrooke.

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